Welcome to Saintfolio at saintfol.io (online web address) and saintfolio.com (used for marketing and transactional emails).
Saintfolio specializes in hosting Publishing Platform sites for bookish Christians. Bookish means “about books” or “of or relating to books.” This covers a broad range of Christian users and also devout Jews: Readers, Writers, Editors, Agents, Illustrators, Booksellers, Book Promoters, Book Reviewers, Bloggers, Vloggers, Podcasters, and Clubs such as Homeschoolers, Church Groups, Temples, Synagogues, Book Clubs, Bible Study Groups, Critique Groups, Conferences, Writing Workshops, and Associations for the purpose of supporting Christian book (including the Bible) communities with a beautiful, affordable, and attractive online presence to glorify God with good works. Be blessed.
NOTE: Please refrain from using your Folio site to sell or promote items or services unrelated to supporting godliness, godly publishing, or the faith. Please be bookish. Preach and contend. Reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. If you have any questions whether your site is acceptable, please ask through chat.
This Christian hosting service is a paid monthly or annual subscription. This service allows you to create your own bookish website (i.e., a “Folio” or "Publishing Platform") and is designed to support and encourage Christians (and devout Jews) to express their bookish content beautifully and freely. Publish responsibly. Saints generally understand that none of the prohibited items listed below should appear on your Folio or from your Folio, which constitutes termination if found in violation.
1.1 Content Prohibitions, Bans, & Violations.
Saintfolio keeps it clean to honor God and respect the faith--and the devout. Please observe the practices that constitute violations.
- Direct content —or links--- to support spam, viruses, hate content (e.g., racism, classism, antisemitism, promoting or supporting violent or degrading acts and memes), obscenities, vulgarity, nudity (including artistic nudity such as Michelangelo’s works)
- Supporting recreational drug use or abuse and unclean lusts and ungodliness defined by the Holy Bible scriptures and the Christian doctrine found in the New Testament
- Any action found to be in violation of the terms
The usual banned list also applies:
False identities for unjust means
IRC (connections, servers/hosts, bots, etc.)
System monitoring. You may not engage in probes, port-scans, sweeps, or spoofing.
Any illegal content prohibited by US law including:
Acts of Sodomy
Pyramid or "multilevel marketing" schemes
Verbals, visuals, and relations supporting any of these ungodly practices
Additionally, blind racism still exists among many who claim Christ, therefore, it is unfortunate that warnings must be mentioned: The Saintfolio blog may contain content that supports and applauds racial diversity in Christian publishing, which some devalue due to blind racism. If any have a problem with the prohibited lists or have a problem with encouraging Christian minority groups to publish to glorify God, Saintfolio is not for you. Yet, we know the saints abide in Christ: May God be with you; those who no longer engage in sinful lusts, but rather do the will of God and will glorify God with good works while loving their brothers, neighbors, and enemies.
1.2 Featured Users.
Your Folio might get featured on Saintfolio's social media feeds and public blog. Saintfolio will showcase certain users to show how they use a Saintfolio site. The featured folio may also get contacted for an interview. Saintfolio chooses and removes users from featuring at will and “unfeatured” does not mean you will never be featured, or otherwise promised. Requests are not accepted. If you want your featured Folio removed within a week of it posting, simply use the chat button.
Primary Featuring Attributes:
- Aesthetically Pleasing
- Shows beautifully on all devices
- Glorifies God
- Possible Racial/Disability/Nationality Diversity of Minority Groups
1.3 Red Flags.
If you find a Saintfolio folio that you believe violates the terms of service, please send the facts through the chat button and it will be investigated and possibly terminated. Though extremely rare, and Saintfolio has never had to enforce this practice, the standard procedure provides notification to the offending user when appropriate. It is a good practice to have a copy of your blog posts on your own computer.
1.4 Terms of Service.
1.5 In these terms and conditions, “Users”, mean our customers who use our Services to create their own Folios, and “End Users” mean the users, visitors, members, contributors, and customers of our Users.'
1.6 Folios and Age.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Application. By accessing or using any part of the Application, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Application or use any of our Services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by the Company, acceptance is expressly limited to the Agreement. The Application may be used only by Christian individuals who are at least 18 years old with the exception of Christian homeschool groups who may and must monitor underage posts.
1.7 Your Account and Folios.
If you create a Folio on the Application, you are prohibited from using template images, media, and text to mislead website visitors about the validity of your identity for unjust means. Template images, media, and text are for examples only. Moreover, false identities for criminal intent will be reported to authorities, deleted, and banned. Please upload your own images you create or from royalty-free sites or sites that contain royalty-free images. See our Partners page for recommendations.
Saintfolio provides SSL to users Folios. However, all users are responsible for maintaining the security of their account (your “Account”) and Folio, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the Account and any other actions taken in connection with the Folio. You must not describe or assign keywords to your Folio in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and the Company may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause the Company liability. You must immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized uses of your Folio, your Account or any other breaches of security. The Company will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
1.9 Responsibility of Contributors.
If you operate a Folio, post material to the Application, post links on the Application, engage in eCommerce (as defined below) using the Services, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Application (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content and your eCommerce. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes graphics, text, an audio file, or computer software. By publishing Content or using eCommerce Services, you represent and warrant that: the downloading, copying and use of the Content or eCommerce Services will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party; if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content; you may not use images or names of any third party (including notable personalities or celebrities) without first obtaining that third party’s permission; you have fully complied with any third-party licenses, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to End Users any required terms; you may not resell, lease, license the Services to any other person; the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content; the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing); the Content and the eCommerce is not pornographic, containing nudity or unclean lusts, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, profane, vulgar, obscene, libelous, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party; you do not collect or store personally identifying information about other users for commercial or any other purposes except in accordance with all applicable laws and with this Agreement, the Content cannot be accessed for remote loading by other web pages. For example, your Folio or eCommerce is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and websites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods; your Folio is not named in a manner that misleads your visitors that you are another person or company. For example, your Folio’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by the Company or otherwise. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, the company has the right (though not the obligation) to, in the Company’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any Content that, in the Company‘s opinion, violates any of the Company’s policies or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Application or any part thereof, including any Folio, to any individual or entity (including any End User) for any reason, in the Company‘s sole discretion. The Company will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
1.10 Promotional License.
By submitting Content to the Company when requested by the Company, you grant the Company a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purposes of (i) displaying, distributing and promoting your Folio, and (ii) promoting the Application or any part of it, our company, our other products and our Services, and the Saintfolio community. If you delete Content, the Company will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Folio and our promotional materials, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable, and that we may use supplies of previously printed materials. For clarity, the rights granted to us in clause (ii) of this paragraph to use your Content for promotional purposes do not permit us to sell or license or otherwise directly profit from your Content, or to transfer or sublicense our rights in your Content to any other person except for the limited purpose of using their services to prepare our promotional materials and works, and you may opt out of our rights in clause (ii) at any time by contacting us through chat or email correspondence at hi (@) saintfolio dot com (provided that if you do opt out, we will use reasonable efforts to remove the Content in a timely manner from our promotional materials but such removal may not be immediate). This Section does not affect any rights you may have under applicable data protection laws. Saintfolio will not trace down social media posts about former or current Users to delete them if the post has been published longer than 7 days.
Data Processing Policy.
1.13 You Must Comply with Data Protection, Security and Privacy Laws.
You agree and warrant that you are solely responsible when using your Folios or the Services for complying with applicable data protection, security and privacy laws and regulations (including, where applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the EU e-Privacy Directive/Regulation), including any notice and consent requirements. This includes without limitation the collection and processing by you of any personal data, when you use your Folios and the Services to send marketing and other electronic communications to individuals and when using cookies and similar technologies on your Folios.
1.14 Privacy Policies.
1.15 Cookies and Similar Technologies.
1.16 Protect and Improving Services.
Payment and Renewal.
2.0 General Terms.
By using any of the Services you agree to pay the Company the one-time, monthly or annual subscription fees indicated on the Application for those Services, and any Taxes (as defined below) applicable to those fees. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day any trial period ends and will cover the use of those Services for the subscription period (if any) indicated. No refunds on subscriptions due to the 14-day trial. The fees for using a subscription Service will not change during the applicable subscription period but are subject to change at any time. If fees change, our Users will receive a notice of the change.
2.1 Automatic Renewal.
Unless you cancel before the end of the applicable subscription period, your subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable fees for such subscription (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or payment form we have on record for you.
2.2 Our Payment Processors
Your Responsibility for your Folios and your End Users.
3.0 Your Folios may have their own End Users.
You understand and agree that your Folios and your End Users are your responsibility, and you’re solely responsible for compliance with any laws or regulations related to your Folios and/or your End Users. The company is not liable for, and will not provide you with any legal advice regarding, your Folios or your End Users. You are solely responsible for the data protection of your End Users.
3.1 Your Responsibility as a User of the Services.
3.2 Third Party Services.
The Services are integrated with various third-party services and applications (collectively, “Third Party Services”) that may make available to you their content and products. Examples of Third Party Services include social media platforms, eCommerce Payment Processors (as defined below), our Payment Processors, stock images and email service subscriptions for sale via the Services and other integration partners and service providers. These Third Party Services may have their own terms and policies, and your use of them will be governed by those terms and policies. We don't control Third Party Services, and The Company is not liable for Third Party Services or for any transaction you may enter into with them, or for what they do. Your security when using Third Party Services is your responsibility. You also agree that we may, at any time and in our sole discretion, and without any notice to you, suspend, disable access to or remove any Third Party Services. The Company is not liable to you for any such suspension, disabling or removal, including without limitation for any loss of profits, revenue, data, goodwill or other intangible losses you may experience as a result (except where prohibited by applicable law).
3.3 Copyright Infringement.
As the Company asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by the Application violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify the Company at the contact information below. The Company will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Application if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be an infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of the company or others. In the case of such termination, the Company will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to the Company.
3.4 Intellectual Property.
This Agreement does not transfer from the Company to you and the Company intellectual property, or any third party intellectual property that we provide through the Application, and all right, title and interest in and to all such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with the Company. The Company, Saintfol.io, the Saintfol.io logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Saintfol.io or the Application are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Company or the Company‘s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Application may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Application grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of the Company’s or third-party trademarks.
Feedback, ideas, and suggestions are always welcome (“Feedback”), but you agree that we may use your Feedback without any restriction or obligation to you, even after this Agreement is terminated. This Section does not limit or affect any rights you may have under applicable data protection laws.
Your eCommerce on the Application.
4.0 eCommerce Responsibilities.
The Services include features that enable you to provide or sell products and services to, or otherwise collect payments from, your End Users (such activities, “your eCommerce”). the company is not party to or liable for, your eCommerce. You are solely responsible for your eCommerce, and compliance with any laws or regulations related to it, including without limitation the following:
You are solely responsible for: (a) all applicable national, provincial, state, local or other taxes (“Taxes”) and fees associated with your eCommerce, including without limitation any Taxes related to the purchase or sale of products or services in connection with your eCommerce; (b) collecting, reporting and remitting required Taxes to relevant government authorities; (c) informing your End Users of required Taxes, and providing them with invoices as required by applicable law; (d) monitoring distance sales thresholds in the EU and other indirect Taxes (such as value-added tax or goods and services tax) and registration thresholds in the countries where you have customers or where you ship goods to or provide services to; and (e) registering for indirect Taxes in countries where you are required to register. You also agree that any tax estimates, reporting or related materials that we may provide via the Services are for illustration purposes only, and you may not rely on them to comply with your tax obligations.
4.2 Fulfillment and Delivery.
You're solely responsible for fulfilling and delivering your products and services to your End Users.
4.3 Claims and Warranties.
You're solely responsible for any claims or warranties you make in connection with your eCommerce and any claims made by End Users against you.
4.4 Customer Service.
You're solely responsible for handling any comments or complaints related to your eCommerce, including without limitation any issues related to payments, promotions, refunds or chargebacks. You agree to provide accurate and complete contact information on your Folios so that your End Users can submit comments or complaints to you.
4.5 Website Terms, Policies, and Legal Compliance.
4.6 Consumer, eCommerce and other Laws.
You are also responsible for complying with any consumer, eCommerce and related laws.
4.7 eCommerce Restrictions.
You may not offer or sell any products or services which, in our sole discretion,: (a) we consider hazardous, counterfeit, stolen, fraudulent, abusive or adverse to our interests or reputation; (b) are prohibited for sale, distribution or use; or (c) otherwise fail to comply with any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation with respect to intellectual property, trade secrets, privacy or publicity rights, consumer protection, product safety or trade regulations or export controls, regulations or sanctions.
4.8 eCommerce & Suspensions.
At any time and in the company’s sole discretion, and without any notice to you, suspend, restrict or disable access to or remove your Account (i.e. Your Folios and your eCommerce), without any liability to you or to any End Users, including without limitation for any loss of profits, revenue, data, goodwill or other intangible losses (except where prohibited by applicable law). For example, we may suspend your eCommerce website if you’re violating this Agreement.
4.9 eCommerce Payment Processors.
To accept payments from your End Users in connection with your eCommerce, you may integrate your Folios with certain third-party payment processors (“eCommerce Payment Processors”). Your relationship with such eCommerce Payment Processors is governed by those eCommerce Payment Processors’ terms and policies. We don’t control and aren’t liable for any eCommerce Payment Processors, or for any transaction you may enter into with or through any eCommerce Payment Processors. eCommerce Payment Processors are a Third Party Service, as defined in Section 8 of these terms and conditions. While we will try to provide advance notice, you agree that we may, at any time and in our sole discretion, and without any notice to you, suspend, restrict or disable access to or remove from the Services, any eCommerce Payment Processors, without any liability to you or to any End Users, including without limitation for any loss of profits, revenue, data, goodwill or other intangible losses (except where prohibited by applicable law). Your eCommerce Payment Processors may provide invoices for any transaction fees associated with your eCommerce transactions.
Other Modifications and Terminations
The Company may terminate your and your End Users’ access to all or any part of the Application at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately due to policy violations or circumstances beyond our control. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a paid subscription Account, such Account can only be terminated by the Company as expressly permitted under this Agreement, or if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from the Company’s notice to you thereof; provided that, the Company can terminate the Application immediately as part of a general shut down of our Service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive its termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
5.2 Disclaimer of Warranties.
The Application is provided “as is”. The Company and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We make no warranties of any kind to your End Users. Neither the Company nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Application will be error-free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or Services through, the Application at your own discretion and risk.
5.3 Limitation of Liability.
In no event will the Company, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; (iv) for any amounts that exceed $20; or (v) relating in any way to your eCommerce or to End Users. The Company shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
5.4 General Representation and Warranty.
You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Application will be in strict accordance with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Application will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees (i) arising out of your use of the Application (including your Folios), including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement, or (ii) arising from or related to the use of, access to, interaction with or reliance upon, your eCommerce or End Users.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Company and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of the Company, or by the posting by the Company of a revised version in accordance with this Agreement. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Application will be governed by the laws of Florida, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the courts located in the Company’s jurisdiction. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; The Company may assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
These Terms and Conditions may be updated from time to time.
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